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Tristan + Isolde (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 13 January 2006 (USA)
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An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.



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Considered incredibly difficult and expensive to put on, Tristan and Isolde is rarely performed, however thanks to Ms. Vlahos' brilliantly condensed version and a remarkable donor to YMF (... See full summary »

Directors: Stephanie Vlahos, Chris M. Allport
Stars: Erica Brookhyser, Andrew Scott Carter, Othalie Graham


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Donnchadh (as David Patrick O'Hara)
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Kurseval (as Hans Martin-Stier)


An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers. Written by Brian@filmschoolrejects.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Fighting countries can still love... See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tristan & Isolde  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,612,008 (USA) (13 January 2006)


$14,732,623 (USA) (24 March 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sophia Myles' (Isolde) wedding gown costume was previously used in Arabian Nights (2000), worn by Mili Avital (Scheherezade). See more »


When Tristan is escaping in the boat you can see that it is clearly a motorboat. A sailboat would not have the bow up in the air as it travels. Also, a sail of that size would not propel the boat with that speed. See more »


[first lines]
Title Card: Britain. The Dark Ages. / The Roman Empire has fallen / The land lies in ruins, divided among feuding tribes. / To the west, Ireland has flourished - untouched by the Romans, protected by the sea. / Led by their powerful and righteous king, the Irish have subdued the Britons... / Knowing that if Ireland is to prosper, the tribes must never be allowed to unite.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #35.13 (2006) See more »


Written by Brian Gulland
Performed by Brian Gulland
Courtesy of K Musik/Kpm Music
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Sophia Myles is the reason to watch this movie
8 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sophia Myles is without a doubt one of the most gorgeous actresses ever to appear on screen, and most people's ideal image of what Isolde should look like. The scenery is breathtaking, the cinematography stunning, and the costumes remarkably authentic. Kevin Reynolds, who has a proved track record with making accessible period films (Count of Monte Cristo), mercifully gives the film a believability that is missing in most modern historical films.

This is not an adaptation of the Wagner opera, nor a retelling of any specific version of the tale, but a distillation of its strongest elements. The absence of magical elements is a strength, as it was in Petersen's Troy.

The actor playing Tristan is acceptable, neither spectacular nor awful, but plays the part well enough not to distract from the other fine elements in the film.

Overall, a remarkably successful film, and the only shame is that it hasn't received wider publicity.

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